Life. is. precious.
And if we don’t stop to look around enough we may miss a lot of it.
I just dropped my 5th Grade daughter off at school, where she now proudly wears a Safety Patrol belt and is posted to watch over one of the kindergarten classrooms. Only, it was her kindergarten classroom not that long ago. It seemed like just 5 minutes ago, I was dropping her off in that classroom to actually go to kindergarten. My heart skipped at beat at this realization. When did my baby girl grow up so fast? I join the legions of other parents scratching their heads and wondering the same thing. The graduates (the grandparents) are laughing at us, saying “I told you so” and suddenly the words, “they grow up so fast” don’t seem so cliche.
They weren’t kidding.
I don’t know what it is about time speeding up while you are raising children. But it is totally true. It’s hard enough to keep one foot in front of the other while managing the day to day tasks of a household, and then one day, your kindergartener is on the 5th Grade Safety Patrol.
Having been in the wedding industry for many years, I saw such a contrast on how people treated their wedding photography verses their family portraits. Wedding photography was a BIG deal. Always has been. Planning for months and months in advance, and holding onto those precious portraits preparing them for generations to see.
But on the other side Family Portraits were just a thing they had to get done. Sometimes not even printing a single image.
I felt so strongly that Family, and Family Portraits were even more precious than wedding photography. This is life. Ongoing. And it’s so, SO precious. And it’s moving super fast! I set out this year to dedicate my business and refine my brand to Redefining the Family Portrait Experience. To give families the intentional space pause for a minute, and nourish the bonds of the family, and cultivate the relationships. To stop and look around and this moment in life, to grab a hold of it, to reflect on it.
Your daughter will forever remember the day on the beach that Daddy danced around with her.
Your son will think back on the day that his mother whispered all of those sweet words into his ear.
The day that your husband looked at you, really looked at you, and saw his bride again. How you will never forget what that moment felt like.
It’s has been an amazing privilege to work with these families in this way, and The Buckley Family was no exception. This mother’s love for her family is inspiring, and it was my absolute pleasure to create these portraits for them.
I hope you enjoy some of my personal favorites from this family portrait collection.
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East Coast Fine Art Lifestyle Family Portrait Photographer Angelsea Urban
Angelsea Urban is a photographer and entrepreneur helping women use their creative gifts to nourish their homes and cultivate their businesses through practical stewardship. Her unique photography work focuses on Redefining the Family Portrait Experience by telling the story of family through personalized foundations while creating a space to strengthen family bonds throughout the experience. As a certified tax professional and seasoned business consultant, Angelsea has helped the careers of photographers, restaurateurs, musicians and general small business owners through teaching, workshops, coaching, and hands on consulting. Her ministry work focuses on fostering creative gifts in women entrepreneurs to prioritize family and discipleship. She has photographed for families, brides, Bravo TV, NFL Films, and more and has been featured on multiple blogs and magazine print for her work in photography and in business. Angelsea teaches and photographs throughout the United States, and resides with her husband of 17 years, their two children, and their barely 3 pound Yorkie near Long Beach Island, New Jersey.
To book your session with Angelsea Urban, please visit www.angelseaurban.com